Tarot in Pandemic and Revolution
TAROT IN PANDEMIC AND REVOLUTION, inspired by Adrian Arias’ lucid dream of a fortune teller and cards embellished with images of viruses, masks, Black Lives Matter, marches, and protests, is a unique 81-card Tarot deck. It is accompanied by an exquisite book of poetry, created by 67 internationally-recognized artists and poets (24 visual artists, 43 poets) with deep ties to the San Francisco Bay Area, who span three generations. These award-winning poet laureates, novelists, authors, muralists, painters, graphic artists, performance artists, composers, musicians, and dancers are each committed to social, environmental, food, public health, and climate justice, and have used their powerful talents to create tarot images and poems in response to the critical times we are living in. This deck is a bold expression of hope, resilience, resistance, and the courage to continue forging a path to justice and love.
Includes work by Kim Shuck, Adrian Arias, Justin Hoover, Mimi Cézanne Stoll, Susana Aragón, Ytaelena Lopez, Danica Conneely, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Pancho Pescador, Tania Esmeralda Padilla, Susan Matthews, Emma Brown, karinsArt Karin Turnerm, Marissa Arterberry, Mara Lea Brown, Allison Snopek, Cece Carpio, Hugh D'Andrade, José Antonio Galloso, William Brown, Brett Cook, Nancy Hom, KaliMa Amilak, Paul S. Flores, Anaís Azul, John Curl, Mahnaz Badihia, Michael Warr, Janice Mirikitani, Virginia Barrett, Lisbit Bailey, Jennifer Barone, MK Chavez, Tureeda Mikell, Mark Eisner, Jahan Khalighi, devorah major, Robert Wyald, Kristi Williamson, Chun Yu, Bobby Coleman, Naomi Quinonez, Jodie Kleeman, gal*in_dog aka Guillermo Galindo, Wanda Sabir, kata miletich, Keith Hennessy, jenna frisch, Rupa Marya, Karen Melander Magoon, Daria Halprin, Jack Hirschman, Agneta Falk, Yolanda Lopez, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Malik Seneferu, Alejandro Murguía, Rafael Jesús González, Arisa White, Maw Shein Win, Ayodele Nzinga, Nina Serrano
About the Author:
Adrian Arias is a BIPOC visual artist, poet, performer, curator, activist, and cultural promoter, who brings together multidisciplinary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area to engage in community projects with messages of social justice, racial equality, climate change, peace, beauty, health, and hope. He has participated in international poetry performances, including the poetic Nights of Struga, Macedonia, winning the prize for the best poem of the festival, and is one of the founders and creators of MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project). He is also creator of festivals, such as: VideoFest, Luna Negra, and ILLUSION show. During this pandemic (2020-2021), Adrian has been commissioned to create a series of pieces related to both the BLM movement and his personal vision of freedom. This includes BLM on the pavement of the Petaluma Regional Library and the altar dedicated to George Floyd in Somarts, among others. Adrian uses his dreams as creative initiatives, which he makes come true in performances and community projects. Emeritus Poet Laureate of SF, Jack Hirschman, called Arias, "the ever brilliantly inventive poet of the gesturing Word."
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA